International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2529

Full Length Research Paper

Study of the performance of a system for dry cleaning dust deposited on the surface of solar photovoltaic panels

Mohamed Cherif AIDARA
  • Mohamed Cherif AIDARA
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Mamadou Lamine NDIAYE
  • Mamadou Lamine NDIAYE
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Amy MBAYE
  • Amy MBAYE
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Mamadou SYLLA
  • Mamadou SYLLA
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Pape Alioune NDIAYE
  • Pape Alioune NDIAYE
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Amadou NDIAYE
  • Amadou NDIAYE
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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  •  Received: 20 November 2017
  •  Accepted: 22 January 2018
  •  Published: 30 January 2018

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